A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, May 13-19, 2016.

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Animal events

The Real Housecats of Seattle Adoption Event

SAT Meet adoptable cats and kittens available from several cat rescue agencies, all up to date on vaccinations and spayed/neutered, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, MudBay, 522 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle; adoption fees vary, $75-$150 (pawsitivealliance.org/real-housecats-of-seattle-2016.html).

West Highland White Terrier Walk

SAT Group photo, walk along the beach, share time with other Westie owners, bring lunch and a blanket or towel to sit on; 10 a.m. Saturday, Golden Gardens Park, meet at Bath House parking lot area, 8498 Seaview Place N.W., Seattle; (whwtcops.org/calendar.php).

Large Carnivores of the Pacific Northwest

SAT Stories, images, videos of wolves, coyotes, bears, cougars, bobcats, for ages 10 and up, 2 p.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; free, reservations suggested (brownpapertickets.com/event/2545305).

Killer Whale Tales

SAT Presentation on local killer whales, 11 a.m. Saturday, Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. S.E., McCollum Park, Everett; $7, preregister (425-316-8592 or streamkeeper.org).

Northwest Trek Bear Camp

SAT-SUN Learn about and see bears, campground safety demonstrations, Teddy Bear checkups, crafts, activities, story times, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Dr. E., Eatonville; $8.95-$21.95, ages 2 and younger free; Zip Wild challenge courses available, $9.95-$65.95 in addition to park admission (360-832-6117 or nwtrek.org).

Catio Tour

PLAN AHEAD See catios, enclosed outdoor spaces for cats to keep them and wildlife safe, noon-4 p.m. May 21, locations in and around Seattle; $10 suggested donation to benefit PAWS (catiotourseattle.com/).


Bluegrass and Beer Festival

SAT Local bluegrass bands, beer samples, proceeds benefit Northwest Harvest, 6 p.m. Saturday, Hale’s Palladium, 4301 Leary Way N.W., Seattle; $25/advance, $30/at the door (northwestharvest.org/bluegrass-beer-festival).

Former NASA astronaut KPLU fundraiser

SAT Forner astronaut Dr. Stephen Robins, veteran of four shuttle missions, presentation “This Side of Impossible: Achieving the Dream of Flight,” 7 p.m. Saturday, jazz music, 6 p.m., Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $50, $25/ages 17 and younger, tickets at the door if space available (brownpapertickets.com/event/2534871).

Opening Doors, Changing Lives Reception

SAT Cares of Washington reception raises funds for job training programs for people with disabilities, 7 p.m. Saturday, Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Seattle; $30, by reservation (206-938-1253 or caresofwa.org).

Walk to Cure Arthritis — Puget Sound

SAT Arthritis Foundation event to raise money for research to find a cure; dog-friendly, three-mile and one-mile course, information and activities for all ages, 9 a.m. Saturday, Cedar River Park, 1717 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton; free, donations/fundraising suggested (206-547-2707 or walktocurearthritis.org/pugetsound).

World of Hope Gala and Auction

SAT Proceeds LifeWire to benefit survivors of domestic violence, 5 p.m. Saturday, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue; $150 (425-562-8840 or lifewire.maestroweb.com).

Jazz on the Dock Happy Hour for Good

MAY 19 Jazz, wine, appetizers, help a local nonprofit create youth job opportunities, 6 p.m. May 19, Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St., Seattle; $25 (HappyHourforGood.org).

Spring Luncheon

MAY 19 Keynote speaker Dr. Ira Byock, palliative care physician, author; proceeds benefit residents at Marianwood, 11 a.m. May 19, Bellevue Hilton, Bellevue; $50 (425-391-2895 or washington.providence.org/donate/marianwood-foundation/events/marianwood-spring-luncheon/).

All-Star Softball Classic for United Way of King County

PLAN AHEAD Local sports celebrities play, proceeds benefit United Way, 3 p.m. May 22, Safeco Field, Seattle; $15, ages 14 and younger free (206-461-3700 or uwkc.org/softball).


Reading and Riding Rodeo

SAT Learn safe riding tips from Cascade Bicycle Club, Bikeworks, Family Bikes, sign up for library card, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St., Seattle (spl.org/audiences/adults/adu-calendar-of-events#/?i=1).

Bicycle Sunday

SUN Scenic boulevard for biking and walking, closed to motorized vehicles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park, Seattle (seattle.gov/parks/bicyclesunday).

Bike Everywhere Day

PLAN AHEAD Cascade Bicycle Club and local partners host dozens of celebration stations along major bike routes in the region, Puyallup to Everett, with bike checks, information, souvenirs, snacks, times vary, 6 a.m. May 20 (cascade.org/bikeeverywhereday).

Go Redmond Bike Bash

PLAN AHEAD Bike to Work Day event, music, food trucks, bike shops, beer and wine garden, bike skills clinics, 4-7 p.m. May 20, Redmond Central Connector Trail at Signals, Leary Way and 161st Avenue Northeast, Redmond; free (goredmond.com/bikebash).

Haul Ash

PLAN AHEAD Commemorates the May 18, 1980, eruption of Mount St. Helens with 42-mile round-trip ride to Fremont and back; Post Pedal Party food, beverages, music; proceeds benefit The Hope Heart Institute Bellevue-based for research, education and prevention of cardiovascular disease, 10 a.m. May 21, Redhook Ale Brewery, Woodinville; $40-$45 (secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=123709).


Bird tours

SAT International Migratory Bird Day walks, for adults and ages 8 and older; 7-9 a.m. and 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Discovery Park, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle; $3, preregister (206-386-4237 or seattle.gov/parks).

Frequent Fliers: Migratory Birds of Lewis Creek

SAT Learn about the migratory birds that return to Lewis Creek each year, walk to spot birds, wear sturdy shoes, ages 5+, 2 p.m. Saturday, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue; free, preregistration required, course # 106571 (425-452-6885).


Left Foot Boogie

SAT Dance lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance to The Rolling Blackouts, bring finger food to share, 8 p.m. Saturday, Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; $15 (leftfootboogie.com/dances.html).

Pacific Ballroom Dance

SAT Dance class, West Coast Swing, 7 p.m., dance to recorded music, 8 p.m. Saturday, Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St. S.W., Auburn; $10 (425-451-4815 or pacificballroom.org).

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club

SAT Folk dancing, dance lesson, 7 p.m. Saturday, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $7 (206-524-7360 or sno-king.org).



SAT Festival devoted to indie games of all types, video, board, card, etc.; experience, play and have fun with innovative, unique games produced by indie game developers, with industry speakers, a vote for game “People’s Choice” award, all-ages event, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle; free (theaie.us/news/ifest-2016-seattle).

Seattle Maritime Festival Harbor Open House

SAT Free harbor tours, chowder cook-off, workboat parade, vessel open house, fireboat display, industry displays, kids’ boat building, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Pier 66, Bell Street and Alaskan Way, Seattle (seattlemaritime101.com/vigor-maritime-festival/).

Backyard Wildlife Festival

SAT Celebrate wildlife, nature and gardening, presentations from local experts including Ciscoe Morris, Robin Haglund and Marianne Binetti, educational exhibits, arts and craft vendors, native plant sales, Kids’ Garden Party, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila; free (backyardwildlifefestival.org/).

Maifest of the Austria Club

SAT Celebrate spring with music by Happy Hans, participatory dancing, bring potluck dish to share, folk costumes encouraged, 1 p.m. Saturday, Kenmore Community Club, 7304 N.E. 175th St., Kenmore; $20-$25, ages 12 and younger free (austriaclubwa.com).

Penn Cove Water Festival

SAT Celebrating Native American heritage, Northwest tribal canoe races, Native arts and crafts, storytelling, Native music and dance performances, educational displays, food, youth activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Coupeville, Whidbey Island (360-682-5250 or penncovewaterfestival.com).

Day of Russian Culture

SUN Arts and crafts vendors, performers of all ages from Seattle’s Russian community, noon Sunday, Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave. E., Seattle; free (206-323-3877 or russiancommunitycenterseattle.org).

Syttende Mai 17th of May Festival

TUE Norway Constitution Day celebration; Barneleker children’s events, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free admission all day, shuttle from the museum to central Ballard, noon-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W., Seattle; Kaffestua coffee and cake, noon-2 p.m., Nordic Cafe food and beverages available for sale, 3-5 p.m., Leif Erikson Lodge, 2245 N.W. 57th St.; entertainment including accordians, Norwegian choruses, 2-5 p.m., Bergen Place, 5420 22nd Ave. N.W.; parade with marching bands, Norwegian-American groups, drill teams, classic cars, 6 p.m., 24th Avenue Northwest from Northwest 62nd Street to Northwest Market Street, on Ballard Avenue Northwest to Northwest Ione Place, Seattle (17thofmay.org).

A Glimpse of China

PLAN AHEAD Chinese culture and arts festival, traditional dance and music, martial arts demonstrations, marketplace of Chinese arts, crafts and apparel, food truck, children’s activities including calligraphy, paper cutting and dance, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 21, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle (206-684-7200 or seattlecenter.com/).

Armed Forces Day Parade

PLAN AHEAD Parade with all branches of the military, police, firefighters, youth organizations, businesses, car clubs, 10 a.m. May 21, Bremerton (bremertonchamber.org/pages/ArmedForcesDayParade/).

University District Street Fair

PLAN AHEAD Arts and crafts, food vendors, music, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 22, University Way, Seattle (udistrictstreetfair.org).

Food events

Wine Walk, Kent

FRI Wine sample in local businesses, snacks in some locations, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Down Home Catering, 211 First Ave. S., Kent; $25 (253-813-6976 or downtownkentwa.com/new-products/wine-walk-tickets).

Margarita and Carne Asada cooking class

SAT How to make authentic Margarita and Carne Asada, 10 a.m. Saturday, El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., Seattle; $75 (brownpapertickets.com/producer/13781q).

UNCF Spring Cooking Series

SAT Learn from local chefs, lunch, supports UNCF in the Northwest for college scholarships; Phillipe Thomelin, Spanish/French cuisine, 11 a.m. Saturday, Bargreen Ellingson Test Kitchen, 3627 First Ave. S., Seattle; $35 (206-292-8859 or uncf.org/sections/Events/EventDetail.asp?eid=822).

Edmonds Sons of Norway Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale

SAT Norwegian pancakes with strawberries, ham, beverages, $5-$8; music, crafts and bake sale until noon; free folk dancing lessons for kids, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Edmonds Masonic Center, 515 Dayton Ave., Edmonds (edmondssonsofnorway.weebly.com).

Spring Wine Walk, Issaquah

SAT Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce hosts 10 tastes of wine, 5 p.m. Saturday, downtown Enumclaw; $30 (enumclawchamber.com).

Chef Einat Admony: Balaboosta Way

SUN Israeli restaurateur Einat Admony, James Beard finalist, “Chopped” survivor, and owner of NYC restaurant Balaboosta, cooking demonstration of her cauliflower recipe to introduce Mediterranean fusion cooking, 4 p.m. Sunday, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island; $10-$15 (206-388-0833 or sjcc.org/cultural-arts/culinary-arts-chefs/).

Aloha Brewfest

PLAN AHEAD Hawaiian fundraising event, beer, wine, Hawaiian entertainment and Hawaiian food, noon May 21, Cascadia College, 18325 Campus Way N.E., Bothell; $10-$40 (alohabrewfest.org).


Spring Plant Sale to Benefit the Volunteer Park Conservatory

SAT Orchids, cacti and succulents, indoor tropical plants, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Volunteer Park Conservatory, 1400 E. Galer St., Seattle (206-322-4112 or volunteerparkconservatory.org/).

Broadview Garden Club sale

SAT Hydrangeas, water wise plants, ornamental grasses, fuchsias, potted succulents, veggie starts, ferns, hellebores, hostas, sedums, ground covers, rockery plants, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Broadview Thomson School, 13052 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle (broadviewseattle.org/).

Growing Ferns

SAT Learn all about ferns and see the fern garden in the demonstration garden, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 15416 S.E. 16th St., Bellevue; free (425-485-5942).

Pine Lake Garden Club Plant Sale

SAT Perennials, biennials, unusual plants, Master Gardeners answer questions; proceeds support local community service projects, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sammamish Presbyterian Church, 22522 N.E. Inglewood Hill Rd., Sammamish (pinelakegardenclub.org).

Heronswood Plant Sale and Open Garden

SAT Plants from a variety of vendors, lectures, garden tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Heronswood, 7530 N.E. 288th St., Kingston (heronswood.com/events/).

Rhododendron Show

SAT-SUN Rhododendron show and sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue (425-452-2750 or bellevuebotanical.org/calendar.html).

Peter H. Raven

SUN Port Gamble S’Klallam Indian Tribe and Heronswood Garden host lecture by botanist, evolutionary biologist, 1 p.m. Sunday, Point Casino Event Center, 7989 N.E. Salish Lane, Kingston; $15-$35 (heronswood.com/events).


Explore Darrington and Remember Oso Walk

SAT Interlaken Trailblazers 11K (6.8 miles) or 6K (3.7 miles) walk on sidewalks, road shoulders and trails exploring Darrington; start anytime 9 a.m.-noon, finish by 3 p.m. Saturday, Old School Park Picnic Shelter, 1026 Alvord St., Darrington; free (interlakentrailblazers.org).


South Sound Opening Day

SAT Vendors, displays, boat tours, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., opening day ceremony, 2 p.m., dinner and dance with live music, 5 p.m. Saturday, Des Moines Yacht Club, 22737 Marine View Drive, Des Moines; $25/dinner (206-878-7220 or desmoinesyachtclub.com).

Seattle Auto Swap Meet

SAT-SUN Old cars and parts, tools, equipment, engines, sheet metal, auto literature, signs, toys, neon, antiques and vintage collectibles, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; free (seattleautoswapmeet.com).

Yoga Under Glass

SUN Yoga for all skill levels, 60 minute session in the Glasshouse, 8:15 a.m. Sunday, Chihuly Garden and Glass, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $22, space limited (206-905-2139 or chihulygardenandglass.com/events/wake-up-with-yoga).

Mushroom MAYnia

PLAN AHEAD Showcase of mushroom safe cultivation, hunting and harvesting methods, art, recipes and crafts for all ages, sponsored by Puget Sound Mycological Society; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 22, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st St., Seattle; $3-$5 (psms.org/mMaynia.php).

Museum events

Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing

FRI Sea Chanteys singalong for all ages, 8 p.m. Friday, Virginia V Steamer, 860 Terry Ave. N., Suite 223, Seattle; free (206-447-9800 or nwseaport.org).

Native Art Market

SAT Celebration of Native art with art demonstrations and vendors, talk to over a dozen Native American artists about their work and purchase art from them, Indian tacos and fry bread food truck, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle; $7.50-$10 (206-543-9762 or burkemuseum.org/calendar/native-art-market).

Museum of Flight Boeing Centennial Celebration

SAT Celebrate the Fabulous Fifties with fifties “fly-in” movie and vintage TV marathon, toast to famous space animals, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $13-$23 (206-764-5700 or museumofflight.org).

Beaded Bag Workshop

SAT See exhibit of handbags and make one of your own, with instruction on basic bead embroidery techniques to create a tiny beaded purse, materials provided, 1 p.m. Saturday, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn; $55, reservation required (253-288-7433 or wrvmuseum.org/Beaded_bag_workshop.html).

Hello Kitty Supercute Farewell Weekend

SAT-SUN Prizes for Hello Kitty-inspired attire while supplies last, exclusive merchandise, food truck, animations, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Hello Kitty photo op, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle; $16-$25 (206-770-2700 or empmuseum.org).

Puget Sound Starts Here Family Fun Day

SUN Environmental educators host hands-on activities, lessons, games, and entertainment related to water quality and the environment, marine animals, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St., Tacoma; free (fosswaterwayseaport.org).

Fort Steilacoom Experience History

SUN Presentation on the lives and military careers of the sons and Abby and Silas Casey, 2 p.m. Sunday, Fort Steilacoom, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., Lakewood (253-582-5838 or historicfortsteilacoom.org).

Anne Frank: A History for Today

SUN-WED Exhibit on the life story of Anne Frank, reflecting world events before, during, and after Nazi control, with photographs of the Frank family and images of historical events at the time to show how persecuted people such as the Franks were affected by political decisions and the actions of individuals, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday and May 22 and 25, Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, 2045 Second Avenue, Seattle; suggested donation $10/adults, $5/students and seniors, reservations required (206-582-3000 or HolocaustCenterSeattle.org).

Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds

PLAN AHEAD Exhibit celebrates the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek” with 100 artifacts, set pieces and props from the television series and films, many on public display for the first time, to showcase the impact of “Star Trek” on culture, society, arts, technology and fashion, with transporter simulator and other interactive photo and video opportunities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 21-26, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily May 27-Sept. 5, on display through Feb. 27, 2017, $21-$30; Star Trek Landing Party opening event with appearance by Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar, “Star Trek: The Next Generation”), costume parade, dance party, for all ages, 7:30 p.m. May 20, $22-$36; EMP Museum, 325 Fifth Ave. N., Seattle (206-770-2700 or empmuseum.org).

Paddle sports

Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club Open House

SAT Paddle a sprint kayak or canoe (bring change of clothes), hot dog lunch, learn about adult, youth, and para-athlete programs and racing opportunities; youth, 10 a.m.-noon, barbecue, noon-1 p.m., adults, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Green Lake Small Craft Center, 5900 Green Lake Way N., Seattle; free (206-684-4074 or seattlecanoekayak.club).

Park events

Eagles and other raptors

SAT Learn about eagles, hawks and osprey in the park, then hike to find their nests and signs of activity, for ages 10 and older, 8 a.m. Saturday, Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard S., Seattle; $5 (sewardpark.audubon.org).

Park in the Dark — Hike the Arboretum at Night

SAT Search for nocturnal movements in the forest and learn about night-related animal adaptations, for families with kids ages 5-12, 8 p.m. Saturday, Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Dr. E., Seattle ; $8 (206-685-8033 or depts.washington.edu/uwbg/visit/calendar.shtml?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D118615477).

BioBlitz, Bainbridge

SAT Scientists, educators, and citizens race against the clock to identify as many species as possible in 24 hours, events all day Saturday, IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E., Bainbridge Island; free, preregister, space limited, events may be sold out (206-855-4384 or islandwood.org/events-calendar).

Planetarium Show “Exoplanets”

SAT Astronomer examines the worlds outside our solar system, 8 p.m. Saturday; Special Kids Shows, 5 and 6 p.m.; if the sky is clear, astronomers will be on hand with telescopes for public star gazing afterward, Ritchie Observatory, Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive N.E., Bainbridge Island; $2 (206-842-9152 or bpastro.org).

Enchanted Village and Wild Waves

SAT-SUN Enchanted Village rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and May 21-22; water park opens May 28, Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way; $9.99 (253-661-8000 or wildwaves.com).

Arboretum Walk

SUN Casual, 90-minute walk with “Flower Power” theme, learn about pollination and pollinators, see variety of blossoms, 1 p.m. Sunday, Graham Visitor Center, 2300 Arboretum Dr. East, Seattle; free (206-543-8800 or uwbotanicgardens.org).

Owl Prowl

PLAN AHEAD Learn about local owls, 2-mile night hike, for ages 10 to adult, 7:30 p.m. May 21, Seward Park Audubon Center, Seattle; $10, preregister (brownpapertickets.com/event/2530382).

Owl Prowl

PLAN AHEAD Learn about local owl species, take a night hike with a Ranger to listen for owls and other nocturnal wildlife in the park, for ages 5+, 7:30 p.m. May 20, Lewis Creek Park and Visitor Center, Bellevue; $5-$6, preregistration required, course # 106572 (425-452-4195 or myparksandrecreation.com).


Zambini Brothers Puppet Show

SAT Comic misadventures, “The Misadventures of Brave Sir Bump,” 3 p.m. Saturday, University Heights Center, 5031 University Way N.E., Seattle; free (206-527-4278 or uheightscenter.org).

Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society

SUN Dixieland jazz for listening and dancing with Holotradband, 1 p.m. Sunday, Ballard Elks Club, 6411 Seaview Ave. N.W., Seattle; $15 (425-776-5072 or pstjs.org).


Tacoma Amazing Preservation Race

SAT Teams of up to four people race with all-ages challenges to learn Tacoma’s unique and historic resources; 11 a.m. Saturday, register 10:30 a.m., University of Washington Tacoma, 1900 Commerce St., Tacoma; $53.74/team (eventbrite.com/e/tacomas-amazing-preservation-race-tickets-22243467811).

Totally Kids Only

SAT Runs for ages 3 to 14, 1 mile, 9 a.m., 2 mile, 9:30 a.m., check in opens 8 a.m. Saturday, Wapato Lake Park, 6802 S. Sheridan Ave., Tacoma; $5/advance, $10/day of (253-305-1022 or metroparkstacoma.org/kids-run/#.VyukD-bUXFJ).

XPLORE Seattle Urban Adventure Race

PLAN AHEAD Team-based adventure race through the city for athletes and all ability levels, travel on foot or use public transit to race to various locations around the city, noon May 21, Seattle; $25-$55 (atnd.it/48021-0).

Aviation Day 5K

PLAN AHEAD 5k run/walk to kick off Paine Field Aviation Day celebration, run near airstrip with planes landing and taking off, 8:30 a.m. May 21, Historic Flight Foundation, Mukilteo; $35-$45 (aviationday5k.com/).

Heroes For Health Family 5K

PLAN AHEAD Walk or run, 10 a.m. May 21, HealthPoint, 10414 Beardslee Blvd., Bothell; $25 (healthpointfamily5k.org).


Lake City Lion’s Club Flea Market

SAT New, used, vintage and contemporary house wares, crafts, arts, ephemera, books, movies by many vendors, on-site jewelry and watch repair, snack bar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-639-8813 or seattlelakecitylions.org/).

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day

SAT Sales around West Seattle, map available online, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Seattle (westseattlegaragesale.com).

Richmond Beach Community Garage Sale

SAT Sales around the community, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Shoreline (sqd.io/4c18fa).

Friends of Federal Way Library Book Sale

SAT-SUN Bargains on a variety of used books, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S., Federal Way (253-838-3668 or kcls.org).

Maple Valley Library Guild Spring Book Sale

MAY 19-21 Used books, DVDs and CDs at bargain prices to benefit library programs, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. May 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 21, Maple Valley Library, 21844 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley (425-432-4620 or kcls.org).

Special interest

Blessing of Bicycles & Other Wheels

SAT Queen Anne Interfaith Ministries’ blessings of bicycles, skateboards, wheelchairs, wagons, walkers, trikes, prams, for a safe summer and extend blessing to everyone on your path, 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Anne School, 101 W. Lee St., Seattle; free (206-282-0223).

Shredding for Charity, University Village

SAT Shred sensitive documents, proceeds benefit local charities, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Safeway at University Village, 3020 N.E. 45th St., Seattle; $10/box (shreddingforcharity.org).

Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames: The History of Redmond’s Iconic Store

SAT Owners share history of variety store opened in 1975 and recollections of Redmond over the years, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St., Redmond; free (425-885-2919 or redmondhistoricalsociety.org).

National Geographic Live Speaker Series

SUN-TUE Underwater photographer Brian Skerry, “Ocean Wild,” 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $26-$40 (206-215-4747 or benaroyahall.org).


Mounger Pool

SAT-SUN Opening for the season Saturday, two pools, big pool with corkscrew slide and warmer, shallow Little Pool; hours vary through Sept. 11, 2535 32nd Ave. W., Seattle; fees vary (206-684-4708 or seattle.gov/parks).

Travel events

Travel seminars

TUE Guatemala and southern Mexico, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wide World Books & Maps, 4411 Wallingford Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-634-3453 or wideworldtravelstore.com).

Secrets of Slovenia

MAY 19 Travel in Slovenia, 6 p.m. May 19, The Adventure Hub & Winery, 2960 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-650-5795 or evergreenescapesintl.com/events/adventure-travel-talks-secrets-of-slovenia/).


Introduction to Tai Chi

SAT Learn fundamental Tai Chi movements, wear loose, comfortable clothing, 2 p.m. Saturday, Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N., Kent; free (253-859-3330 or kcls.org).